09/11/2012 Bosnia and Herzegovin

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

03/06/2013

Poland: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities will visit Warsaw, Białystok, Puńsk, Ochotnica Górna and Kraków from 3-7 June 2013 in the context of the monitoring of the implementation of this convention.

This is the third visit of the Advisory Committee to Poland. The Delegation will have meetings with the representatives of all relevant ministries, public officials, NGOs, as well as national minority organisations.

The Delegation includes Ms Aleksandra BOJADJIEVA, Member of the Advisory Committee elected in respect  of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", Ms Emilia DRUMEVA, Member of the Advisory Committee elected in respect of Bulgaria, Mr Gjergj SINANI, Member of the Advisory Committee elected in respect of Albania and Mr Krzysztof ZYMAN, Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

Note: Poland submitted its third State Report under the Framework Convention in December 2012. Following its visit, the Advisory Committee will adopt its own report (called Opinion), which will be sent to the government for comments. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe will then adopt conclusions and recommendations in respect of Poland.